Need to have fun on a boring summer day? Get a bunch of tennis balls, drench ‘em in gasoline, put some wet gloves on and then torch the balls. You can throw fireballs, play tennis with balls that have a super long fire trail, punch ‘em, kick ‘em and do whatever your imagination wants with real life fireballs.
A tennis ball is squishy and bouncy and totally perfect for slow motion fun. Watch as a tennis racket hits the fuzzy yellow green ball at 142mph in slow motion, it’s incredible. The more you slow it down, the more flattened and deformed and goo-like the ball gets. At a certain point, it looks like the ball has just…
If you thought drones were only good for spying on people or filming incredible crashes, you're only half-right. A new Kickstarter wants to turn quadcopters into intelligent tennis balls, badminton shuttlecocks, and even frisbees so players won't need proper courts, line judges, or even decent skills to play a variety…
Filmmaker and visual effects specialist Michael Shanks created this surreal video showing ATP's number one Novak Djokovic playing a crazy tennis match against a computer generated M1 Abrams tank. It's a shame the video it's only 58 seconds long, I would happily watch the entire match.
Here’s something cool. A studio called JWT Spain made a 3D app that tracks the trajectories of every ball hit in a tennis match in real time, and then spits out fancy visualizations.
While watching sports, have you ever stopped (midway through a bowl of Cheetos) to wonder, "How far are those guys actually running?" It's a common question, one that's historically been subject mostly to guesswork, Thanks to some recent technological developments, though, we can now actually apply some data to it.
If you didn't get enough of the world's greatest tennis players demolishing their competitors at the Olympics, the U.S. Open is another opportunity to watch these titans of tennis smack around fuzzy green balls.
It looks like the usual tennis superstars are going to walk away with all the medals at this year's Olympic games—yawn. So to make it more interesting and unpredictable four years from now, perhaps the organizers of the Rio games should consider adding flaming tennis balls into the mix, and filming everything in…
Growing up, the summer tennis season was always my favorite. Beginning with the French Open, and culminating with the U.S. Open, I spent many a lazy summer day watching the likes of Pete Sampras and Roger Federer demolish opponent after opponent. As as "adult," being in the office every day makes that less of a…
Babolat, a French company that has been making tennis gear since 1875, has recently unveiled a high-tech racket that could revolutionize training. Called the Play & Connect, the racket is packed with sensors analyzing every aspect of a player's swing and performance.
Old tennis balls may not be able to bounce around the court, but they can be incredibly handy around the house. Here are eleven second acts for the Wilsons. Just give the balls a chance.
Face it, you're a nerd (you are reading Gizmodo, aren't you?). Nerds and sports have traditionally been mutually exclusive, but that's no longer the case. Technology is your friend. Here are 6 tools to make you a champ.
Sports in 3D? Nothing new. Watching live games in a theater? Nothing new. Watching the Wimbledon finals in 3D in a theater? New! RealD will broadcast the Men's Semi-Finals, Women's Finals, and Men's Finals live in theaters across the world. It's your chance to get pretend close to Rafa's biceps, the sweet blades o'…
Do you like tennis? Do you like the third dimension? Hold onto your pants! This summer's Wimbledon will be recorded in 3D, so it'll feel like each serve is flying right at your face! Or be blurry and headache-inducing. [RegHardware]
DirecTV's already brought a ton of sports to its 3D broadcast, but as of August 30th, they'll be showing the US Open. Not being much of a fan of 3DTV, this could be just the thing to change my mind.
Joining the Android version from last year, IBM's free Seer augmented reality app for Wimbledon Tennis-goers will be available for iPhones too—just in the nick of time for the first serve on June 21st.
Congratulations to Rafael Nadal, whose dominance on Roland Garros clay was reaffirmed today following his French Open victory over Swede Robin Söderling. The victory is sweet, to be sure, but so was the bling he wore on his wrist.